Overgrowth and Understory

Overgrowth and Understory

Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition at Cougar Mountain Regional Wildlands Park

Opening Reception Saturday, July 10, 3 - 5 pm
Anti-Aircraft Peak, SE Cougar Mt. Way in Issaquah
On Display July 10 - October 1, 2010

In collaboration with King County Parks, CoCA will present "Overgrowth & Understory" the first-ever exhibition of temporary, outdoor sculptures on Cougar Mt. Regional Wildlands Park (Anti-Aircraft Peak & Sky Country Trailheads), from July 10 - October 1, 2010. In addition to its function as a Cold War missile site in the mid 20th century, the park also features historic coal mining sites as well as many miles of trails in second growth forest surrounded by an increasingly urban environment.

The exhibition, arranged around the perimeter of open fields adjacent to trailhead parking lots, will focus on interpretations of nature, history, and the built environment in a world of change. Overgrowth & Understory is King County's only venue for temporary sculpture in a forested setting where part of the exhibit includes a walking tour of 15 minutes to three hours (5 miles between the art exhibits near the Trailheads), passing natural features like the "Cave Holes," "Klondike Marsh," and "Cougar Pass."

Download printable sculpture location maps (pdf format) here: Tabloid (11 x 17) | Legal (8.5 x 14) | Letter (8.5 x 11)

ARTISTS: Anette Lusher, Shirley Wiebe, Miguel Edwards, meadow starts with p, David Francis, Shannon Durbin, Magdalena Hill, Suzanne Tidwell, david kitts, Ray C. Freeman III, Kristine Eudey, Catherine Thompson, Aaron Haba, Barbara De Pirro, and Sarah Savidge.

Driving Directions:

Sky Country Trailhead From I-90 Take Exit 13 and drive south on Lakemont Boulevard SE for 2.5 miles. Turn left on SE Cougar Mountain Way and then right on 166th Way SE. Follow 166th to its end (0.7 miles). On the right is the Sky Country Trailhead parking lot. This lot includes space for horse trailers.

Anti-Aircraft Peak Trailhead From I-90 Take Exit 13 and drive south on Lakemont Boulevard SE for 2.5 miles. Turn left onto SE Cougar Mountain Way. Follow the double yellow line. (The road will first swing left and become 168th Place SE, and then right to become SE 60th Street.) Turn off 60th Street uphill onto the dead end road, SE Cougar Mountain Drive. The road will change to gravel, and at the very end is the Anti-Aircraft Peak Trailhead, where you will find restrooms, picnic tables, and a playfield.



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